The Code wins gold standard award for NGO engagement

The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) was last night presented with the Gold Standard Award for NGO Engagement, at the Gold Standard Awards in Hong Kong.

Hosted by Public Affairs Asia, a network for senior government relations, corporate affairs and corporate communications professionals operating in the Asia Pacific region, the Gold Standard Awards set the benchmark for excellence in corporate public affairs and stakeholder engagement across the region.

Marc Joly, General Manager at The Code, expressed his delight at the win, saying, “The whole team at The Code is incredibly proud and happy to have received the Gold Standard Award for NGO Engagement. It’s very encouraging to know that the wider community are aware of the issue of child sexual exploitation in travel, and we are extremely thankful to Public Affairs Asia for recognising our work.”

The Code was shortlisted for two awards – the Gold Standard Award for NGO Engagement and the Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship (Global-Asia) – and was competing with initiatives from Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong among others.

The awards took place inside the historic Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong, and the cocktail gala and awards ceremony was attended by a host of media and communications professionals, including representatives from companies such as 21st Century Fox, Hewlett Packard and Fleishman Hillard.

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